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Why Two Grids Can Be Better Than One: How the CERTS Microgrid Evolved from Concept to Practice

Congress, concerned about the reliability of national electricity transmission, turned to the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) for guidance in the late 1990s. What started as a conversation about maximizing distributed generation to relieve stress on an overtaxed grid has evolved into on-the-ground applications. Proponents envision limitless industrial and commercial applications.

For more information about how OE is modernizing the electricity transmission structure and ease congestion through improvements in advanced system monitoring, visualization, control, operations, and market structure, visit the Transmission Reliability page.